In the jagged hinterland of Istria, hilltop villages rear up like rocky atolls amid the greens of oak, acacia and pine forest. AdvertisementThe restored farmhouse and pool at Vinella Estate Samantha SmilovicOver the next two years, he worked on the land and restored the farmhouse. AdvertisementLiving room with a coffee table made from an antique Indian door at Vinella Estate Samantha Smilovic‘The sense of remoteness is liberating,’ she says to me. Kitchen with iron chandeliers from India at Vinella Estate Samantha SmilovicThe family stayed here at Easter with Andreas’s father, scouting nearby wineries for bottles of potent Teran and the morning market at Novigrad for fish. To find out more about Istria, please visit istra.hrKeep scrolling for more images of inside Vinella EstateLike this?